Unveiling the imperative of distributive justice in science, technology, and development: a legal analysis

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The collective social purpose and the idea of justice derived from the desire for equality in opportunity, one of the oldest political ideals that have been pursued by reformists and initiated numerous social movements. Inequality can manifest in different ways, but the lack of equal access to resources for development is a key factor and can lead to other forms of inequality. Developed economies based on science and technology hold more sway in international politics than developing and underdeveloped countries. Hence, equal access to science and technology is crucial in determining political power. The chapter explores theories of distributive justice to guide science and technology policies and suggests the need for an international framework to ensure equal opportunity in scientific advancement for all people. This framework can be achieved through utilizing different aspects of international law for just science and technology development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRevolutionary Approach to International Law
Subtitle of host publicationThe Role of International Lawyer in Asia
EditorsEric Yong Joong Lee
Place of PublicationSingapore Singapore
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811979675
ISBN (Print)9789811979668
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Distributive justice
  • International law
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Development

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